Kayaking Kokopelli Necklace White Water Sterling Silver
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Kayaking Kokopelli Necklace White Water Sterling Silver:
Kayaking Kokopelli petroglyph necklace
The ancient Native American cultures of the Freemont and Anasazi peoples had disappeared long before the white man settled the North American continent. What became of them is a mystery. They are known to us only by the artifacts and art work they left behind. Both cultures created petroglyphs and pictographs on flat vertical rock surfaces in the areas where they lived, fished, and hunted. Pictographs were painted or drawn onto the rock surface using various mineral "paints", and petroglyphs were pecked or carved into the rock's surface. Today, we can only speculate at why they made them, and what they meant. Subject matter included human forms, animals, shields, tools, rain clouds, lightning, celestial events and what appear to be solar calendars,and abstract geometric figures. The most interesting are supernatural entities that appear to be gods, spirits, or aliens.
Kokopelli is the name given to a fairly common male figure found on hundreds
of rock art panels throughout the South West. He is usually depicted with a prominent hump on his back, long
braids of hair or feathers on his head, and often playing a flute. Kokopelli
is often depicted as a fertility god/symbol, traveling
minstrel, hunting magician, rain priest, trader, or trickster. It is
obvious to me that whoever Kokopelli was, he really enjoyed life. If alive today, I can see him involved in
all kinds of fun sports and outdoor activities; like white water kayaking.
So I decided to create a "petroglyph" of Kokopelli kayaking.
This necklace pendant is hand crafted in sterling silver. I started by sketching Kokopelli kayaking in various views in an authentic petroglyph/pictograph style, which is silhouetted with very minimal detail. I chose my favorite sketch, and photoetched it into metal. I made a mold from that original metal piece. From that mold I cast the pendant in sterling silver. After the silver is polished, I use a jewelers antiquing in the petroglyph depression to make it black so it will stand out. The circular pendant measures 7/8" diameter x 1.4mm thick, and weighs about 5 grams. The front surface is textured to resemble the natural rock surfaces of the cliffs upon which the ancient Anasazi Indians chose to carve their petroglyphs. A 24" silver color Im. Rhodium plated steel curb chain is included free so you will have something to wear your pendant on until you have a chance to replace it with a nicer silver chain of your choosing.
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